Jazennie Deloris Powell

Sunrise: March 17, 1956

Sunset: June 27, 2024

Our loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Jazennie Powell, also known as Jay, was welcomed into the world on March 17, 1956. She was called home to glory on June 27, 2024, at the age of 68. She was born in Jarvisburg, North Carolina.

In the ‘60s, she attended Currituck Union for elementary school, she then moved on to Grigg’s School once schools integrated. In 1974, she graduated from J.P. Knapp High School. From there, she attended the College of Albemarle. While there, she received an associate’s degree in nursing. Throughout her nursing career for 42 years, she helped many people. She worked as a registered nurse at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Bayside, Sentara Princess Anne, Portsmouth Naval, and Virginia Beach General. At Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, she spearheaded the Mom’s Mobile Program, where she put her lactation consulting to use.

As a young adult, Jay accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her savior. On September 11th, 1976, Jazennie Lindsey married Carlton Powell. They met years earlier in the 1st grade. By the 4th grade, Carlton told his mother that Jay would be his wife. They were married for 47 loving years. Out of their union, 5 children were born: Kelly, Carlton, Jr., Chad, and Carvin.

She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother Hazel Bowser, her mother Hazel Lindsey, her in-laws Johnny and Margaret Powell, and her brother-in-law Marvin Powell.

She is survived by her husband Carlton Powell, Sr., her daughters Kelly McKenzie (Christopher) and Kacey Fortune (Hosea, Sr.), her sons Carlton Powell, Jr., Chad Powell (Jaime), and Carvin Powell (Ashlan). Her grandchildren, Hosea Jr., Naomi, Caleb, Micah, Alana, Alivia, Noah, Jacob, Ezra, and Avah. Her father James Overton and her great aunt Minnie June Seymour. Her sisters, Priscilla Herring (Maurice) Rayetta Owens, and Philomena Williams (Marcus). Her brother-in-laws: Johnny Powell (Lorraine), Vernon Powell (Priscilla), Weldon Powell (Nina), George Powell (Martha), and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family and friends.

Viewing: Friday, July 5, 2024 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W Berkley Ave Norfolk, Virginia Celebration of Life: COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE ONLINE Saturday, July 6, 2024 11:00 AM New Galilee Baptist Church 1765 S Military Highway Chesapeake, VA Laid to Rest: Chesapeake Memorial Gardens 524 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA

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    Gigi Scarborough Umozurike says

    R.I.P Cuz, Jay you will be truly missed…Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers…

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    Roy D Scarborough says

    Praying for Peace and Comfort. Love you Cuz…

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    Lester Banks says

    Carlton and family. So sad to hear of the loss of Jay. May your family find strength in each other in this trying time

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    Billy & Sandra Powell says

    To our Powell family we send our sincere condolences, love and prayers. Jay was a beautiful person. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories you shared.

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    The Herring Family says

    Sending our deepest sympathy, condolences, and prayers to the Powell family. Just continue to trust in the Lord and let Him direct your paths.

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    Kirby l Saunders says

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. She will be greatly missed among her family and friends. Just lean on the Lord at this time and the memories you have with her. God blessed you all

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    Lillian Bowser Bullock says

    My sincere condolences to the family.

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    Ruth & Ernest Hughes says

    Condolences to the family.

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    Dorrick & Carolyn Atkinson - former neighbors says

    As some people journey through life, they leave footprints-of kindness and love, courage and compassion, joy and faith. Mrs. Powell and family you were that for us. Even though she is gone in body her spirit that is still with you continues to inspire us.

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